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Correcting inflation with financial dynamic fundamentals: which adjustments matter in Africa?

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  • Asongu Simplice

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This paper assesses the adjustment of inflation with financial dynamic fundamentals of money (financial depth), credit (financial activity) and efficiency. Three main findings are established. (1) There are significant long-run relationships between inflation and the fundamentals. (2) The error correction mechanism is stable in all specifications but in case of any disequilibrium, only financial depth is significant in adjusting inflation to the long-run relationship. (3) In the long-run, short-term adjustments in the ability of banks to transform money into credit do not matter in correcting inflation. This is most probably due to surplus liquidity issues. Policy implications are discussed.

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Paper provided by African Governance and Development Institute. in its series Working Papers with number 13/003.

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Date of creation: 14 Apr 2013
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Publication status: Forthcoming in the Journal of African Business
Handle: RePEc:agd:wpaper:13/003

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  1. Asongu Simplice, 2013. "Does Money Matter in Africa? New Empirics on Long- and Short-run Effects of Monetary Policy on Output and Prices," Working Papers 13/005, African Governance and Development Institute..
  2. Asongu Simplice, 2013. "New Empirics of monetary policy dynamics: evidence from the CFA franc zones," Working Papers 13/016, African Governance and Development Institute..
  3. Asongu Simplice, 2013. "How would monetary policy matter in the proposed African monetary unions? Evidence from output and prices," Working Papers 13/013, African Governance and Development Institute..

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